There is a partial blockage in your drainage system and you will need more than a 20 foot snake.
Last winter i noticed that my flush was draining really slowly but it seemed to clear up on its own. It happened a couple times but always cleared up on its own. Now fast forward to this winter it is happening again but it is worse. The flush will fill up to the top and slowly drain. I also noticed that if i were to use the washing machine while running the shower the tub would fill up and slowly drain. This leads me to believe it is an issue with my main drain. I pulled the flush up and checked it and there is nothing in the flush. I put a 20 foot snake down the drain from the flush and it doesn't seem to be catching anything. While I had the flush up i turned on the sink and the shower and the water in the flush drain started to raise. Also when i flush the toilet small air bubbles comes up. Every once in a while when i flush the toilet it will work but if i do it right after it won't. Since i have only had problems in the winter i put hot water down the drain to see if it was froze and it didn't fix the problem. I noticed that when i pour water down the flush some leaks around the bottom so i have to change the seal but what could be the problem? Thanks in advance
You have all the classic symptoms of a partially clogged main drain, as SewerRatz said. You need to hire a professional, who will snake it out using a 100 ft cable from one of the clean-outs.
It probably takes a year to clog back up, which is why you seem to have this problem around the same time each year. They can also use a camera to see what's going on.
If it is a clog in the main sewer drain could it be fixed by a snake you get at home depot or is it likely to be something a professional would have to be called for? Any ideas why little air bubbles would come up when i flush?
A small snake head will poke a hole in the blockage, not clean the pipe so it will likely clog up again quickly...often not worth the effort. The air trapped in the pipe has to go somewhere...normally it goes up the vent so that could be blocked, too.
Important note - I'm not a pro
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I just said on a different post you can rent a machine for cleaning main drains, but they are very dangerous to use. The air bubbles is caused by when you have a slug of water heading towards the blockage in the system the trapped air wants to escape.
I know every job is different but would anyone have an estimate on how long it would take a professional? Kind of wondering how much i am looking at. I appreciate everyone's input.
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We really shouldn't be talking prices at all in the open forum.
If someone around here ended up thinking they could get a line rodded at the prices given they could have a very long wait. It's not fair to the poster and the companies they call to have the work done. Pricing it is what it is...